Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in northeast Atlanta early Sunday.
Authorities responded to a person shot call in the 400 block of Wabash Avenue around 1:30 a.m.
Derrick Benning, 20, of College Park was shot a least one time, Channel 2 Action News reported.
He was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and died from his injuries, Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
On Sept 22, 2013, Derrick Benning Sr and his friend were walking from an apartment on Angier Ave to the store located at Parkway and Ralph McGill. While they were on the way, a vehicle pulled up alongside them on Wabash Ave and shots were fired, killing Derrick. No known eyewitnesses to the event, although there were 911 calls about shots being fired. The vehicle is thought to be a Chrysler 300, possibly a darker color. There was no conversation before the shooting. Derrick’s friend says there was barely even enough time to acknowledge the vehicle’s presence before the shots were fired. If you have any information on this incident or know the identity of the suspect (s) that were involved, please click submit a tip below. There is an increased reward available of up to $5, 000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.
A Gaston woman riding in a vehicle northeast of Columbia early Sunday morning died after she was shot in the head, officials said.
The victim was identified as Amanda F. McKemie, 22, Richland County coroner Gary Watts said in a news release.
McKemie was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by an as-yet-identified man, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Timmons said in a statement released Sunday.
The two were traveling on West Campanella Drive shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, in an area between I-20 and U.S. 277 near Farrow Road. The driver told investigators he heard gunfire and saw that his passenger had been critically injured, Timmons said.
He called 911 and the woman was taken to an area hospital by emergency medical services where she was pronounced dead by medical staff Sunday afternoon.
Just hours after the Richland County Coroner released the identity of a 22-year-old woman who died several hours after being shot in the head while riding in a car, Columbia Police announced the arrest a 16-year-old in connection with the incident.
Police have arrested Deante Dominic-Ali Wittich and have charged him with murder. He is expected to be tried as an adult.
Howard Lee Burley Jr. a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 22, in the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard in Compton, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Burley and another man drove to Nate’s Liquor store in a red GMC Yukon about 12:46 a.m., said Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The other man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, went into the store, Corina said.
As the man walked back up to the passenger side of the SUV, a gunman walked up to the driver’s side where Burley was sitting and began shooting, Corina said.
The shooter ran across the parking lot and into a dark-colored sedan and fled, Corina said.
Burley was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:02 a.m., coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said.
Minutes after that shooting, a 32-year-old man sitting in his car was killed while waiting for a friend inside a liquor store on the 2800 block of West Alondra Boulevard. Witnesses said a gunman walked up to the car and shot at the victim. The suspect then ran across the parking lot and got into a dark-colored car that was seen fleeing north on McKinley Avenue.
A 36-year-old Duquesne man was shot to death this morning in Homestead.
The victim was identified by the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office as Qaeed Braxton.
Allegheny County police are investigating.
The shooting occurred at 12:34 a.m. at the corner of 8th Avenue and Amity Street. Mr. Braxton was pronounced dead at 1:06 a.m.
Police charged Wilbert Keith Johnson, 36, with the death of Qaeed Braxton, 36, of Duquesne early Sunday. Homestead police responding to a report of a man shot found Braxton with a gunshot wound to the chest about 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Amity Street.
Braxton was with a friend who had argued with Johnson at the Ragtime Bar earlier that night, police said. The friend, whom police did not identify, is dating Johnson’s ex-girlfriend. She told police Johnson threatened to kill her and her boyfriend that night.
Investigators believe Johnson followed the group of friends when they left the bar and fired toward them, hitting Braxton in the chest.
Jason Marquis Lemon, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Sunday, Sept. 22, in the 900 block of East Kay Street in Compton, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Lemon drove up to a house party in a black late-model Mustang about 12:22 a.m., stepped out of the car and began shooting at the crowd, said Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
People at the party returned fire, striking Lemon, Corina said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:44 a.m., said coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter.
The second shooting happened on the 900 block of East Kay Street around 12:22 a.m. Detectives said one man died and another was injured. It’s unknown if the shooting was gang-related.